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Smart Construction Needs Smarter Construction Workers

“Energising a new house has become increasingly complex. Gone are the days of simply installing a phone line, running a handful of main cables, fixing a TV aerial and wiring up the doorbell,” says Tanuja Randery, Zone President UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric. Now, she says, there is an increasing demand for smart technology such as home automation systems, power and data supply solutions, as well as customizable consumer units. However, this trend is putting a strain on construction’s recruitment sector, who are now required to find entirely new skill sets for building technology rich modern buildings. “The construction sector has historically developed and managed internet and infrastructure as two different domains. However, as the internet of things (IoT) gains pace and the adoption of smart home technologies increases we’ll continue to see a surge in demand for multi-skilled electrical professionals with the skill set and know how to carry out successful IoT-ready installations,” […]

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